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FMU's Tuttle Receives Playwright Arts Commission Fellowship

FLORENCE – Jon Tuttle of Florence, a Francis Marion University English professor, has received a $7,500 fellowship from the Board of Commissioners of the South Carolina Arts Commission for playwriting/screenwriting.

The Arts Commission annually awards artist fellowships to resident professional artists who are competitively selected by out-of-state review panels and are judged anonymously based on superior artistic merit, as evidenced by their application materials.

Tuttle is also the playwright-in residence at Columbia’s Trustus Theatre, where his plays “Drift” and “The Hammerstone” won South Carolina Playwrights’ Festival awards. To date, Tuttle’s six full-length and three one-act plays have received over forty productions and twenty staged readings around the country.  Tuttle earned a Ph.D. degree in English from the University of New Mexico in 1989 and has a professor at FMU since 1990.

The deadline for the next round of fellowships is Feb. 15, 2000, for artist applicants in the following disciplines: visual arts/three-dimensional; literature/poetry; music (composition); and music (performance). Guidelines and applications for these fellowships are available from the Arts Commission.

For more information on the Fellowship Program or other programs, grants and services offered by the SC Arts Commission, write: 1800 Gervais Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201; phone: 803-734-8696; FAX 803-734-8526; or visit the Commission’s website at


Last Published: June 22, 2004 11:10 AM
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